Excess skin and fat in the upper arm is a major concern for many women. Poor skin quality and the effects of gravity can cause the fat deposited in the arm to hang in a way which is aesthetically unappealing. The excess skin and fat can be surgically removed in a procedure known as a brachioplasty which can dramatically improve the contour of the upper arm. The incision can be partially hidden by placing it on the underside of the arm. For some patients without stretch marks or excess skin, liposuction can offer excellent results without a visible scar. 
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EXPECTATIONS

LENGTH

1 - 2 hours

ANESTHESIA

General or local with sedation

IN/OUTPATIENT

Usually outpatient

SIDE EFFECTS

Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain

RISKS

Pain, bleeding, infection, fluid collections, and healing problems

RECOVERY

Back to work: 1 - 2 weeks
More strenuous activity: 4 - 6 weeks

FINAL APPEARANCE

3 months

DURATION OF RESULTS

Permanent